Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Most Managers/Supervisors/Team Leaders that work in a non-accounting role still have some kind of financial responsibility, whether itís managing budgets, cost centres or interpreting financial statements. They donít need to be financial experts but they need to be able to interpret figures and understand what lies behind them.

The course is designed to give participants an understanding of the principles of financial management and provide them with the confidence to participate in financial discussions and financial decision making.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand company accounts and the figures within the accounts
  • Use company accounts to analyse performance
  • Identify key performance indicators
  • Understand ration analysis and interpret trends and fluctuations
  • Control budgets and costs more effectively
  • Enhance financial planning and decision making


         Accounting principles

         Understanding annual and management accounts

         Main elements of financial statements

         How to read and analyse financial statements and management accounts

         Working capital management

         Basic performance ratios

         Financial forecasting

         Managing cash flow & cash flow forecasting

         Costing methods & costing for decision making

         Break-even analysis

         Purpose of budgets and the budgetary process

         Measuring company performance against budgets

Course Duration:

     2 days


Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Course available on both a public and in-company basis.

Contact the Centre at 091-528777 to organize a course in your company